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Fraudulent certificates deemed invalid

The Government announced today the COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificates issued by seven private doctors will not be accepted and will be deemed invalid from October 12.   According to the information provided by Police, the seven private doctors are involved in its arrest operations to date for allegedly abusing the issuance of medical exemption certificates. The legal proceedings are ongoing for some of those cases.   The Government pointed out that according to the eHealth records, the seven private doctors have issued in total over 20,000 medical exemption certificates which are still within the validity period, accounting for more than half of the medical exemption certificates that are still valid.   It has reasonable grounds to suspect that the private doctors concerned did not properly follow the Department of Health’s guidelines when issuing the medical exemption certificates.   In this regard, the Government will no longer accept the medical exemption ce

Epidemic prevention experts visit HK

A delegation of Mainland epidemic prevention and control experts arrived in Hong Kong today for a four-day visit to learn about the city’s anti-epidemic efforts and measures.   The Mainland expert delegation is organised by the Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO) and the National Health Commission.   The delegation members include epidemic prevention and control experts from the National Health Commission, Guangdong Province, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. The HKMAO and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are also represented.   Upon their arrival in Hong Kong, the delegation attended a briefing arranged by the Hong Kong SAR Government.   Welcoming the delegation at the briefing, Chief Secretary John Lee expressed gratitude to the central government for its support and care towards Hong Kong's efforts in preventing and fighting the COVID-19 epidemic.   Mr Lee explained that the expert delegation’s visit is an important follow-up to the meeting on anti-epidemic work of the Mainland and Hong Kong on September 26 and the video conference exchange between them on November 2.   He said the Hong Kong SAR Government will continue to work towards the goal of zero infection and guard sternly against the importation of cases and the resurgence of local infections.   It will continue to strengthen and put forward various anti-epidemic measures in accordance with the principle of joint prevention and control to foster favourable conditions to press ahead the resumption of quarantine-free travel between the Mainland and Hong Kong in a gradual and orderly manner, he added.   From November 21 to 23, the Mainland expert delegation will visit local institutions and facilities related to anti-epidemic work and meet relevant personnel to exchange views and share experiences.
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